revanche

[ruh-vanch, -vahnsh]
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noun
  1. the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.

Origin of revanche

1855–60; < French: revenge
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n.

"revenge," 1858, from French revanche (see revanchist).

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